My Twilight Dam Bursts

(originally posted on Blogger on July 11, 2010)


It’s been over a month since my last Twilight post. Appalling actually considering I used to post on an almost daily basis. But going away to Europe and escaping from most my blog surfing/tweeting routine was a good thing – I think. Let’s see – reconnected with husband, got to scout Twilight sites in real life like Volterra and Montepulciano, caught up on some awesome fanfic (see Swirl & Daisy and How to Save a Life), ate some kick ass food – okay, yes officially worth having the Twilight section of my blog collect a little dust.

But now I officially cannot contain myself from doing a Twilight post. There have just been too many things to talk about in recent days. More travel posts will have to wait.

*blowing dust off*

Eclipse

First of all, the triple header was totally the way to go. I had never seen Twilight on the big screen before – forgive me for being a relative Twilight newbie. It was awesome to laugh at all the cheesy moments that I’d previously cringed at.
New Moon was even better now that I’d actually been to Montepulciano. I’ll have to wait until that travel post to talk about tracing the path that Alice takes, etc. Let’s just say I will keep re-watching the Italy parts and feel warm and fuzzy forever.

My Eclipse thoughts? I’m not giving you a full review. Lord knows there are enough out there.
Yes I liked it.
I was f*cking pissed off for my good friend AG whose daughter was supposed to be in the movie. We will have to watch for her sweetie in the outtakes. I keep reminding myself about Rob’s Vanity Fair scene being cut and that he didn’t know it until he was watching it in the theatre for the first time. At least AG got to meet KStew and her daughter will always have that memory of working with them and holding KStew’s hand.
I only cringed at their hair three times in total, although once Edward’s sideburns did make me visibly shudder.
Carlisle’s hairline was too low.
Alice’s eye makeup was beautiful.
Edward’s hair was a bit too flat for me. I’m not wanting Twilight bouffant but just not smushed.
Riley was fuckhawt as a vampire and I never thought I’d think that so it took me by surprise. His regular everyday headshots don’t look like anything special.
Bryce, Nikki, and Jackson all did a good job.
Seeing the Third Wife scene was good because I just kept skimming the Quileute legends part so having to sit through it was important.
The stunts and fight scenes were up to snuff.
Dakota’s acting was very flat. I know that’s how she is supposed to be – detached and dead inside but it was too bleh.

I loved the proposal scene and yes the leg hitch was too short but I didn’t care. There is enough fanfic fueled lemony goodness in my head that I don’t need that from them. Honestly my mental Master of the Universe lemons will eclipse anything they do clothed on the big screen.
They cut my favourite scene from the whole series – after he gives her the ring and then really admits that he loves seeing it on her hand and she is knocked breathless by how happy he is. For some reason when he whispers “You have no idea” in her ear I get goosebumps and my knees go weak. Someone about him being that happy about having her as his wife and for Edward to breathe huskily in her ear is just, uh, beyond hot.
The last scene was anticlimactic for me. It was cute and everything with the meadow but just felt a bit blah.

Music

I’ve been playing piano more these days – why?

My favourite song – My Love by Sia
I adore this YouTube fanmade video. You just have to watch it for your favourite Edward and Bella moments from all three films.

The sheet music can be bought from musicnotes.com for $5.95 USD. Totally worth it since the official book hasn’t been even listed yet on the Hal Leonard website.

Now you know I’m totally Team Edward. But I couldn’t pass up the chance to also play the piano tune Jacob’s Theme – here’s the YouTube video.

Seriously feeling guilty every time I play it but who can turn down free Twilight sheet music?

Free Jacob’s Theme piano sheet music found here

It’s very simple – just like Jacob? Easy to play and you get bored very easily.

So now we’ve got Bella’s Lullaby and Jacob’s Theme – still waiting for Edward’s piano theme song – it better be good people. I still think the words to “First Day of My Life” totally fit his whole tragic self-abhorrent hero theme but I need a good piano ballad to play.

Twihards Raise Over $125,000 – Using Smut to Fight Cancer

For all that participated in the Fandom Gives Back – way to go ladies – over $125,000 USD was raised to fight childhood cancer through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

For those of you who don’t know Fandom Gives Back is a Twilight based charity drive and this was its second year. The basic premise was to auction off outtakes or special chapters from our favourite fanfics and then give the proceeds to charity. The auction has blossomed into autographed items (squeals that I won something – you’ll have to wait for a future post when the mail comes) and massive teams being organized. Some of my favourite authors, such as Master of the Universe’s Snowqueens Icedragon and Clipped Wings & Inked Armour’s hunterhunting, had one big team organized by die hard fans so that as long as you contributed some amount to the charity effort you would be sent the special chapter/outtake.

I can’t wait to submit these tax receipts to my accountant and have him raise his eyebrows at me. I’m glad none of them actually say “smutty twilight BDSM fanfic” on them but I’ll be blushing anyways.

Lastly, thanks to Fanficzombie for inspiring my latest Twi-Mobile post. Finally, a way to read Twilighted.net fanfic on my iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (Christ do I really have that much Apple stuff? No wonder my husband says that Apple is a slow invading evil.) Anyways, go off and check it out. I try to stay away from Twilighted.net stories just because the site is difficult to navigate and I find the format hard to read. Thank God there is now a solution – the Holy Grail! Go check it out now.

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